MADISON, Wis. – Clearing tropical forest in the Amazon basin boosts the rate of malaria by nearly 50 percent, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison reported recently.
ELIZABETH –United Way of Greater Union County launched its 2010 annual fundraising campaign on Sept. 1. Officials have set a goal of $4.3 million.
PINOLE, Calif. – Last year, National Punctuation Day held a baking contest, but this year event organizers are trying something a little more literary.
SOUTH BRUNSWICK — A new season of Master Gardener Environmental & Community Stewardship classes will be starting soon at the Middlesex County EARTH Center at Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Avenue in South Brunswick.
WOODBRIDGE –Woodbridge Town Hall will host a one-day ‘Passport Satellite Office’ today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
NEWARK – Brian Barton belted a three-run homer and Sandy Madera and Randy Gress each had a solo shot as the Newark Bears defeated the Bridgeport Bluefish 10-7 Wednesday night at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium.
SCOTCH PLAINS — During the summer, Zachary Rauch of Scotch Plains played soccer in Brazil with a select team, mostly comprised of players from California. A boys and girls team are representing ProSelect Soccer’s International Training program in the environs of Rio de Janiero.
EDISON — Shruti Nadkarni of Edison, a junior at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in North Edison, was invited to speak at the National Tar Wars Conference in Washington, D.C. on July 26 and 27.
LAKEWOOD – The BlueClaws offense struck early and often Wednesday night, as Lakewood clinched the second half title with a decisive 14-2 thrashing of the Augusta GreenJackets.